Maintenance Engineer (R10003607)

21st Century Fox Charlotte, NC

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1; FS2; Fox's 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes, FOX Sports GO, and Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.


FOX Sports is searching for a Maintenance Engineer to join their team in Charlotte, NC. The position is responsible for the maintenance of studio production, post production and IT equipment in both on-air and off-air conditions. The incumbent will be responsible for documenting necessary changes to the production environment as well as documenting daily tasks in a ticketing/trouble logging system. Additionally, Engineers are required to install, configure and maintain all systems and to train fellow engineers or operators as needed. This professional should have strong verbal/written communication skills.


* Install and maintain broadcast IT & network equipment and applications. (servers/workstations, fiber, Ethernet, storage, kvm)

* Keep Broadcast IT systems and workflows functioning properly

* Troubleshoot issues with Broadcast systems (switchers, audio consoles, cameras, video processing equipment, intercom, multi-view monitors, audio/video routers, playback and ingest systems)

* Keep Production, Post-Production and Operations on air

* Update Documentation (Inventory, system drawing, workflows, SOP)

* Accurate documentation

* Upgrade software applications and plugins

* Complete and maintain, functioning workflows for Production, Post Production and Operations

* Provide written/verbal reports or instructions to coworkers, management and clients

* Communicate the status of events and issues clearly and timely

* Train fellow engineers and operators

* To maintain a flow of engineering, production, and operations information


* College degree in Engineering, Broadcast or IT preferred

* Experience as an engineer in live television or post-production environment preferred

* Professional level IT skillset to include a well-rounded knowledge of storage, networking, software, and operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)

* Knowledge of broadcast video routing systems, signal distribution and processing, installation and repair

* Identify signal parameters and troubleshoot issues using test equipment including waveform monitors, vector monitors, audio metering, network and cables analyzers

* Knowledge of production systems including switchers, cameras, audio, multi-image displays, digital effects, graphics, editing

* Sony and Ross switchers, Calrec audio consoles and hydra network, Vizrt, Dalet, Adobe CC, Front Porch Digital DIVA archive, Aspera and Signiant products, RTS intercom, Evertz EQX,MVP,VIP with magnum control, DreamCatcher and EVS playback

* Knowledge of satellite and compression systems (receivers, dish control systems, encoders, multiplexers, encryption and decryption equipment)

* Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written

* Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact with all levels of people including management, peers, operators, and vendors

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, Visio, and AutoCAD

* Attention to details and organizational skills are critical. Keep a clean work space

* Ability to function in a dynamic environment and work independently

* Capability to relate well in interpersonal situations and use diplomacy and tact

* Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.